Jessica Abel

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Author and coach Jessica Abel is the author of Growing Gills, Out on the Wire, La Perdida, and two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. Abel’s latest work of fiction is the Eisner-nominated Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars. She is Chair of the Illustration Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and lives with her family in Philadelphia. ...more

Average rating: 3.73 · 14,087 ratings · 1,795 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
Drawing Words and Writing P...

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La Perdida

3.31 avg rating — 2,033 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Life Sucks

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Out on the Wire: Uncovering...

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Trish Trash #1: Rollergirl ...

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Growing Gills: How to Find ...

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Radio: An Illustrated Guide

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Mastering Comics: Drawing W...

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Soundtrack: Short Stories '...

3.60 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Mirror, Window: An Artbabe ...

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Trish Trash #1: Rollergirl ... Trish Trash #2
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“I sit in front of the notebook and feel like it’s just too late for me. And that this book isn’t working, nothing’s working, everything feels like it’s made of spiders.”
Jessica Abel, Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life

“I sit in front of the notebook and feel like it’s just too late for me. And that this book isn’t working, nothing’s working, everything feels like it’s made of spiders.” Those”
Jessica Abel, Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life

“The decision to carve out time and attention to make your work is a breathtaking act of ego. You’re saying, “I don’t care what everyone else thinks I should be doing with my time. I know this is what I need to do.” If”
Jessica Abel, Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life

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